January 20, 2010 Subject:
A relatively slick production
The original recording was by George W. Johnson, an African American, in 1891. It is on the Internet Archive.
November 3, 2007 Subject:
well this song is some what afinsive but listen to modern day rap songs and this would be pale in comparasin but the song has a very good tune and i am going to keep a look out for this record
May 26, 2006 Subject:
This song is so ludicrously racist it's almost funny. There's a creepy, innocuous quality to the songwriting that gives you the sense that the people who created this wouldn't know what racism was if you told them. It's kind of different from racism now- the extreme stereotypes found here are like an all-pervasive, unconscious, nearly innocent frame of mind. These people grew up in an era where that was the mentality, and they literally knew nothing better. Still, this is incredibly offensive.
I'm glad stuff like this is getting preserved here at the archive, it's a good way to see firsthand what attitudes were like way back when.